The television cameras zoomed in on Philip Rivers just after he had fumbled away the San Diego Chargers' chance to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in regulation.
It didn't take a professional lip-reader for the message to come across.
''This,'' Rivers said on the sideline, ''is the worst day ever.''
Only for the Chargers.
It was awfully good for the Chiefs.
After the Chargers' quarterback fumbled a snap deep in Chiefs territory with 48 seconds left in regulation, the teams went to overtime Monday night, and Ryan Succop's 30-yard field goal gave Kansas City an improbable 23-20 victory and a share of the AFC West lead.
Kansas City (4-3) became the first team in NFL history to lose its first three games and share at least part of a division lead after four more. The Chiefs, tied with the Chargers and idle Oakland Raiders, also became the first team since the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000 to win four straight games after losing its first three.
''Our guys had a common belief that we we...